5 ROMANTIC DATE IDEAS...AND MUCH MORE!!!

With the Married Life Newsletter, each month you receive ideas and insights with go-and-do's you can actually go and do. So pick one, two, three of the things below and see how little things can turn into something big! You got this...because you are better at marriage than you think!

5 ROMANTIC DATE IDEAS

Valentine’s Day may have come and gone (and we hope it was fantastic!), but we’re big fans of celebrating love year-round. One of the best ways to express our love is by reserving some of our good energy for one another.

When it comes to time, it’s very easy for couples to give each other their leftovers. Our lives are so busy these days, and jobs, kids, activities, and other obligations can quickly sap our energy before we’re able to give our best to one another. In fact, by the time most couples come together at the end of the day, they’re giving one another the most tired, depleted parts of their spirit.

Your leisure time together should he spent when you’re at your best–not your worst–so what that looks like will vary from one couple to the next. For some couples, a scheduled evening date is stressful because you return from work frazzled, and then you’re stressed about the date you have to keep. Sit down together and find out what works best for you, then create a game plan for spending the time together you both crave.

Setting aside special time to be together, whether that’s for a date night, a relaxed breakfast, or a movie on the couch, is vital to the health of your marriage. Here are five simple, romantic date ideas to enhance your quality time together.

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MARRIAGE MENTORING

Marriage mentors help couples learn how to navigate the journey of love for a lifetime. A mentor is not a couple with a perfect marriage, but a couple who is further down the road, relatively happy in marriage, and trained to invest in another couple’s marriage. Mentoring supports couples by:

  • Preparing - Helping premarital couples get a healthy start.
  • Maximizing - Helping good marriages become better!
  • Repairing - Helping struggling marriages find healing and hope.

Couples meet together for six to ten sessions based on a schedule that works for everyone involved. Mentoring is a great resource and very affordable. 

For questions, contact Mark and Laura Wildey. Both individuals must be willing to engage in the mentoring process.

Sign Up for Mentoring

HE SAID/SHE SAID

Each month, we highlight a couple we think has something great to say. We give them one question to ask each other.

We asked: Since the Easter season is about HOPE, is there something that you two have hoped for in the past that did/didn’t happen? How did you support each other during that time?  

AUTUMN: Last spring we decided to sell our home of 17 years because our new neighbor would call the police every time our dog barked (that’s a whole other story). During this same time, our oldest daughter had a potential cancer scare. It was a very stressful time and every day I hoped for a resolution—a place to live and my daughter to be okay. Chad and I supported one another by giving grace, encouragement, and dreaming together when either one of us had a “bad day.” Choosing to talk positively about the future (and each other) along with pointing our family to God’s promises every chance we got is what got us through. 

CHAD: I remember hoping for my daughter, Sarah, to be healed of what doctors thought to be Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. My hope in what I knew God could do was a daily battle with what He would do. Autumn and I continued to hope together and remained steadfast that no matter what happened, God was faithful. We encouraged each other with His promises to never leave us or forsake us.

Talk About It - Is there something that you two have hoped for in the past that did/didn’t happen? How did you support each other during that time?

POST IT

Grab a sticky note, fill in the blank below, and put it in a place your spouse will find it (e.g., washing machine, steering wheel, bathroom mirror, etc.). Take a picture of the note and upload it to the social media outlet of your choice, and include #MarriedLifeSoutheast.

You are my hero when you _________!

TOP THOUGHTS

Each month we want to share a good post with simple things that can dramatically impact marriages. Check out this post...

HUMILITY IN MARRIAGE

THE SPICE

Each month, we will bring you one tip that will hopefully bring you closer in the bedroom...or keep you from drifting a part. Check out this post...

TURN OFFS by Casey Caston

2-MINUTE VACATION

During one meal this week, ask each other this question:

You get a do-over with your career. What would you change? What would you keep the same? 

CHECK IT OUT

The best gift you can give your spouse is a healthy you—healthy spiritually, physically, mentally and emotionally. Consider exploring a new resource to invest in a better you.

Great Book... 

HELP OTHERS

Every marriage can use great resources - Be sure to forward this to another couple!!! And be sure to tell others about Married Life.

Date Night - Friday, March 31 - Last Change to Sign Up!

Southeast Date Nights!

We gather several times throughout the year for an evening of games, good conversation, thought-provoking questions and practical teaching that's relevant to our stage of life. Come and enjoy a date night of fun and fellowship with other couples from Southeast!

Come join us for our next Date Night, Friday, March 31 from 6:30 - 8:30 PM!

Registration Closes on Tuesday, March 28.

Register for Date Night

Date Night...And Much More!!!

With the Married Life Newsletter, each month you receive ideas and insights with go-and-do's you can actually go and do. So pick one, two, three of the things below and see how little things can turn into something big! You got this...because you are better at marriage than you think!

DATE NIGHT - FRIDAY, MARCH 31

Southeast Date Nights! We gather several times throughout the year for an evening of games, good conversation, thought-provoking questions and practical teaching that's relevant to our stage of life. Come and enjoy a date night of fun and fellowship with other couples from Southeast!

Come join us for our next Date Night, Friday, March 31 from 6:30 - 8:30 PM!

Registration Closes on Tuesday, March 28.

Register for Date Night

MARRIAGE MENTORING

Marriage mentors help couples learn how to navigate the journey of love for a lifetime. A mentor is not a couple with a perfect marriage, but a couple who is further down the road, relatively happy in marriage, and trained to invest in another couple’s marriage. Mentoring supports couples by:

  • Preparing - Helping premarital couples get a healthy start.
  • Maximizing - Helping good marriages become better!
  • Repairing - Helping struggling marriages find healing and hope.

Couples meet together for six to ten sessions based on a schedule that works for everyone involved. Mentoring is a great resource and very affordable. 

For questions, contact Mark and Laura Wildey. Both individuals must be willing to engage in the mentoring process.

Sign Up for Mentoring

HE SAID/SHE SAID

Each month, we highlight a couple we think has something great to say. We give them one question to ask each other.

We asked: WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR SPRINGTIME TRADITIONS? 

CARLA: Growing up, we always had a major “spring cleaning weekend!" We often referred to my dad as the “White Tornado”—wearing a white V-neck T-shirt and cleaning ceilings to floors, inside and out! I thought this was the norm and what husbands did. I was wrong in a big way! Archie doesn’t enjoy cleaning and well, he's a borderline hoarder who always has some kind of project(s) going on with little messes everywhere. It drives me crazy at times. However, through the years he's learned to "let go" and I've learned to loosen up about the spring cleaning. However, when he sends me selfies of his cleaning projects, I do find it HOT!  

ARCHIE: Spring Cleaning. It makes me REALLY nervous! Being a right-brained, creative type, my hoarder tendencies kick in. I always have an extensive list of “what ifs,” “we coulds,” and “we might needs.” Carla on the other hand gets a thrill when the spring cleaning begins! So, to survive this intense season in my life I've decided to make the best of it. Every time I complete a small project, I quickly send a selfie to my wife. Crazy thing is, she always thinks it's "HOT"!

 Talk About It - WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR SPRINGTIME TRADITIONS? 

POST IT

Grab a sticky note, fill in the blank below, and put it in a place your spouse will find it (e.g., washing machine, steering wheel, bathroom mirror, etc.). Take a picture of the note and upload it to the social media outlet of your choice, and include #MarriedLifeSoutheast.

When I see or think about ____________________ , it makes me fall in love with you all over again. 

TOP THOUGHTS

Each month we want to share a good post with simple things that can dramatically impact marriages. Check out this post...

Your Husband's Greatest Fear by Married Life

How to Skyrocket Your Intimacy with Shared Activities by Les and Leslie Parrott

THE SPICE

Each month, we will bring you one tip that will hopefully bring you closer in the bedroom...or keep you from drifting a part. Check out this post...

21 Date Ideas by Casey Caston

2-MINUTE VACATION

During one meal this week, ask each other this question:

If you could step into the setting of any book, movie, or TV show, which one would you choose and why?

CHECK IT OUT

The best gift you can give your spouse is a healthy you—healthy spiritually, physically, mentally and emotionally. Consider exploring a new resource to invest in a better you.

Great Book... 

HELP OTHERS

Every marriage can use great resources - Be sure to forward this to another couple!!! And be sure to tell others about Married Life.

HOW TO CONNECT ON A DEEPER LEVEL...AND MUCH MORE!!!

With the Married Life Newsletter, each month you receive ideas and insights with go-and-do's you can actually go and do. So pick one, two, three of the things below and see how little things can turn into something big! You got this...because you are better at marriage than you think!

EMOTIONAL INTIMACY: HOW TO CONNECT ON A DEEPER LEVEL

You and your spouse have a good marriage–great, even–but you’re ready to take it to the next level. Maybe you’re physically intimate, but you want more of that intimacy to extend to your emotional life.

In today’s post, we’re sharing five tips for increasing the emotional intimacy in your relationship. Each of these tips builds on the next to help you create the deep, fulfilling connection you’re craving.

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MARRIAGE MENTORING

Marriage mentors help couples learn how to navigate the journey of love for a lifetime. A mentor is not a couple with a perfect marriage, but a couple who is further down the road, relatively happy in marriage, and trained to invest in another couple’s marriage. Mentoring supports couples by:

  • Preparing - Helping premarital couples get a healthy start.
  • Maximizing - Helping good marriages become better!
  • Repairing - Helping struggling marriages find healing and hope.

Couples meet together for six to ten sessions based on a schedule that works for everyone involved. Mentoring is a great resource and very affordable. 

For questions, contact Mark and Laura Wildey. Both individuals must be willing to engage in the mentoring process.

Sign Up for Mentoring

HE SAID/SHE SAID

Each month, we highlight a couple we think has something great to say. We give them one question to ask each other.

We asked: In what ways are you closer now than when you were newlyweds? 

McKenzie: When we first got married, Alston was training for a marathon. I would run with him a lot, and we even did a half-marathon together! It wasn't until we grew closer that I was able to express my true dislike for running anything over a mile. Now I just cheer him on from the sidelines. 

Alston: As newlyweds we had the luxury of going on dates all the time, sometimes 2-3 times a week. Now that we are parents, we are lucky if we go on one date a week. What has brought us closer has been learning not to take date nights for granted, and to be more intentional with the time we have—usually over dinner and a large popcorn at the movies. 

Talk About It - In what ways are you closer now than when you were newlyweds? 

POST IT

Grab a sticky note, fill in the blank below, and put it in a place your spouse will find it (e.g., washing machine, steering wheel, bathroom mirror, etc.). Take a picture of the note and upload it to the social media outlet of your choice, and include #MarriedLifeSoutheast.

One of the things I love about your personality is _________!

TOP THOUGHTS

Each month we want to share a good post with simple things that can dramatically impact marriages. Check out this post...

3 Shows Every Married Couple Should Watch Together by Dave Willis

THE SPICE

Each month, we will bring you one tip that will hopefully bring you closer in the bedroom...or keep you from drifting a part. Check out this post...

The Man’s Guide to Making Valentine’s Day Last All Year by Justin Murff

2-MINUTE VACATION

During one meal this week, ask each other this question:

You’ve got 15 minutes and a large cart to grab all the merchandise you want for FREE . . . in any store you choose. What store would you choose?

CHECK IT OUT

The best gift you can give your spouse is a healthy you—healthy spiritually, physically, mentally and emotionally. Consider exploring a new resource to invest in a better you.

Great Book... 

HELP OTHERS

Every marriage can use great resources - Be sure to forward this to another couple!!! And be sure to tell others about Married Life.

DATE NIGHT: 5 WAYS TO MAKE IT GREAT...AND MUCH MORE!!!

With the Married Life Newsletter, each month you receive ideas and insights with go-and-do's you can actually go and do. So pick one, two, three of the things below and see how little things can turn into something big! You got this...because you are better at marriage than you think!

DATE NIGHT: 5 WAYS TO MAKE IT GREAT

Dating your spouse is a great way to sustain and nurture the intimacy in your marriage. We highly recommend taking the time to have a regular date night with your husband or wife. Taking time away from your day-to-day life to focus on one another is a fantastic way to stay connected in spite of whatever else is going on in your life.

Today, we’re sharing a few ways you and your spouse can create awesome dates–and great memories along the way. (READ MORE)

MARRIAGE MENTORING

Marriage mentors help couples learn how to navigate the journey of love for a lifetime. A mentor is not a couple with a perfect marriage, but a couple who is further down the road, relatively happy in marriage, and trained to invest in another couple’s marriage. Mentoring supports couples by:

  • Preparing - Helping premarital couples get a healthy start.
  • Maximizing - Helping good marriages become better!
  • Repairing - Helping struggling marriages find healing and hope.

Couples meet together for six to ten sessions based on a schedule that works for everyone involved. Mentoring is a great resource and very affordable. 

For questions, contact Mark and Laura Wildey. Both individuals must be willing to engage in the mentoring process.

Sign Up for Mentoring

HE SAID/SHE SAID

Each month, we highlight a couple we think has something great to say. We give them one question to ask each other.

We asked, "If you could fast forward to the end of 2017 and view your marriage, what do you hope to see?

Teri: I hope to see a continuation of things we do so well now—like laugh, joke, and enjoy being around each other. Being best friends is one of the most cherished parts of our marriage. I also hope to see the start of a new season for us—stepping into parenthood. A highlight of 2017 would certainly be growing our family.

CJ: I hope to see more intentional date nights scheduled throughout the month. Currently we have the margin to spontaneously go out to dinner when we want,  but as we hopefully start a family in 2017, our schedules will get busier and more complicated. Being intentional about finding time to connect in the midst of a new season of life would be a huge win for us in 2017.

Talk About It -  If you could fast forward to the end of 2017 and view your marriage, what do you hope to see?

POST IT

Grab a sticky note, fill in the blank below, and put it in a place your spouse will find it (e.g., washing machine, steering wheel, bathroom mirror, etc.). Take a picture of the note and upload it to the social media outlet of your choice, and include #MarriedLifeSoutheast.

One of the things that makes me the most proud of you it _________!

TOP THOUGHTS

Each month we want to share a good post with simple things that can dramatically impact marriages. Check out this post...

How to Protect Your Marriage From Parenting by Ted Lowe

THE SPICE

Each month, we will bring you one tip that will hopefully bring you closer in the bedroom...or keep you from drifting a part. Check out this post...

The Spectrum of Sex by Ryan Frederick

2-MINUTE VACATION

During one meal this week, ask each other this question:

Right now, if just the two of us could teleport to one place in the world for two days, where would we go?

CHECK IT OUT

The best gift you can give your spouse is a healthy you—healthy spiritually, physically, mentally and emotionally. Consider exploring a new resource to invest in a better you.

Great Book... 

HELP OTHERS

Every marriage can use great resources - Be sure to forward this to another couple!!! And be sure to tell others about Married Life.

Be Present: The Christmas Presence Experiment...And Much More!!!

With the Married Life Newsletter, each month you receive ideas and insights with go-and-do's you can actually go and do. So pick one, two, three of the things below and see how little things can turn into something big! You got this...because you are better at marriage than you think!

Be Present: The Christmas Presence Experiment

by Ted Lowe

We all know the Christmas season can get crazy. We all know we typically eat, spend, and attend parties . . . way too much. We all know we shouldn’t—at least not as much. So I won’t spend any time trying to convince you to totally overhaul Christmas. For most of us, that’s not going to happen.

But I am going to ask you—and me—to try an experiment. From now until the day after Christmas, I want you to participate in the Christmas Presence Experiment. Here’s how it works. I’m going to give you three options to experiment with in order to be a present to your family and friends this Christmas. Let’s see what happens when you give your family and friends a few moments with an undistracted you. (READ MORE)

MARRIAGE MENTORING

Marriage mentors help couples learn how to navigate the journey of love for a lifetime. A mentor is not a couple with a perfect marriage, but a couple who is further down the road, relatively happy in marriage, and trained to invest in another couple’s marriage. Mentoring supports couples by:

  • Preparing - Helping premarital couples get a healthy start.
  • Maximizing - Helping good marriages become better!
  • Repairing - Helping struggling marriages find healing and hope.

Couples meet together for six to ten sessions based on a schedule that works for everyone involved. Mentoring is a great resource and very affordable. 

For questions, contact Mark and Laura Wildey. Both individuals must be willing to engage in the mentoring process.

Sign Up for Mentoring

HE SAID/SHE SAID

Each month, we highlight a couple we think has something great to say. We give them one question to ask each other.

Beth and Bob Helmer have been married for 19 years and have twin girls nine-year-old girls. We asked, "NAME A CHRISTMAS SONG THAT REMINDS YOU OF YOUR SPOUSE—AND TELL US WHY." 

Beth: "Baby, It’s Cold Outside"—it's an odd Christmas song choice, but I've always loved it and think it’s romantic. It’s cute how the man and woman disagree throughout the song but then romance wins in the end. That doesn't encapsulate our whole marriage—but sometimes! My real point is that my husband is very romantic!

Bob: The song that I think of for Beth is "White Christmas.” It's one of her favorite movies and we watch it every Christmas season. Our girls now enjoy it as well so it’s a great family tradition. If Beth could live in a musical, she would.

Talk About It -  NAME A CHRISTMAS SONG THAT REMINDS YOU OF YOUR SPOUSE—AND TELL US WHY.

POST IT

Grab a sticky note, fill in the blank below, and put it in a place your spouse will find it (e.g., washing machine, steering wheel, bathroom mirror, etc.). Take a picture of the note and upload it to the social media outlet of your choice, and include #MarriedLifeSoutheast.

If you were a holiday, you would be __________________!

TOP THOUGHTS

Each month we want to share a good post with simple things that can dramatically impact marriages. Check out this post...

EMOTIONAL INTIMACY: HOW TO CONNECT ON A DEEPER LEVEL by Les and Leslie Parrott

THE SPICE

Each month, we will bring you one tip that will hopefully bring you closer in the bedroom...or keep you from drifting a part. Check out this post...

How Can I Get My Wife To Understand How Important Sex Is To Me? By Jackie Coleman

2-MINUTE VACATION

During one meal this week, ask each other this question:

What’s the best and worst Christmas present you ever received? 

CHECK IT OUT

The best gift you can give your spouse is a healthy you—healthy spiritually, physically, mentally and emotionally. Consider exploring a new resource to invest in a better you.

Great Website... 

HELP OTHERS

Every marriage can use great resources - Be sure to forward this to another couple!!! And be sure to tell others about Married Life.

3 WAYS TO SOOTHE YOUR SPOUSE’S ANXIETY...AND MUCH MORE!!!

With the Married Life Newsletter, each month you receive ideas and insights with go-and-do's you can actually go and do. So pick one, two, three of the things below and see how little things can turn into something big! You got this...because you are better at marriage than you think!

3 WAYS TO SOOTHE YOUR SPOUSE’S ANXIETY

by Les and Leslie Parrott

Anxiety. Most of us have been there: an issue that–to the outside world–seems arguably small balloons into a crushing, suffocating weight. Our hearts race. Our palms sweat. We descend into a spiraling panic, and find that it’s difficult (and even hopeless) to stop the feeling of dread building inside our chests.

Most of us know what anxiety feels like when it’s happening to us, but it can be difficult to know how to help someone we love when they are being riddled with it. It’s easy to feel at a loss, not knowing what to do or say. Can’t they just get over it, already?

Unfortunately, it’s easiest to write off a spouse’s anxiety and come up short when it comes to offering comfort and help. So today, we’re sharing tips for helping your husband or wife overcome the panic monster when it attacks. (Read More)

MARRIAGE MENTORING

Marriage mentors help couples learn how to navigate the journey of love for a lifetime. A mentor is not a couple with a perfect marriage, but a couple who is further down the road, relatively happy in marriage, and trained to invest in another couple’s marriage. Mentoring supports couples by:

  • Preparing - Helping premarital couples get a healthy start.
  • Maximizing - Helping good marriages become better!
  • Repairing - Helping struggling marriages find healing and hope.

Couples meet together for six to ten sessions based on a schedule that works for everyone involved. Mentoring is a great resource and very affordable. 

For questions, contact Mark and Laura Wildey. Both individuals must be willing to engage in the mentoring process.

Sign Up for Mentoring

HE SAID/SHE SAID

Each month, we highlight a couple we think has something great to say. We give them one question to ask each other.

This month’s couple is Dan and Misti Mancini. Dan and Misti have been married 22 years, and have two children, ages 11 and 8. We asked Dan and Misti, WHAT’S THE FUNNIEST THING THAT HAS HAPPENED TO THE TWO OF YOU DURING THE HOLIDAYS? 

DAN: If you want to include the family dog in Christmas celebrations, be warned—gift wrapping Milk Bone dog biscuits and rawhide chews won’t fool him. He’ll know what’s in the packages and, left unattended, he will open them before Christmas morning. Also, once he starts unwrapping gifts, he probably won’t stop with his own. 

MISTI: Our kids think the absolutely best part of our annual Thanksgiving trip to Chicago is that the hotel has an indoor swimming pool and hot tub (which they refer to as the “hot pool”). They lounge around in the “hot pool” and strike up conversations with other hotel guests like they’re adults. 

Talk About It -  WHAT’S THE FUNNIEST THING THAT HAS HAPPENED TO THE TWO OF YOU DURING THE HOLIDAYS? 

POST IT

Grab a sticky note, fill in the blank below, and put it in a place your spouse will find it (e.g., washing machine, steering wheel, bathroom mirror, etc.). Take a picture of the note and upload it to the social media outlet of your choice, and include #MarriedLifeSoutheast.

I love remembering the time when we __________________!

TOP THOUGHTS

Each month we want to share a good post with simple things that can dramatically impact marriages. Check out this post...

One Sure Fire Way to Your Spouse’s Heart by Ted Lowe

THE SPICE

Each month, we will bring you one tip that will hopefully bring you closer in the bedroom...or keep you from drifting a part. Check out this post...

Casual Marriage by Andy Savage at Highpoint Church

2-MINUTE VACATION

During one meal this week, ask each other this question:

What are your top 3 favorite movies?

CHECK IT OUT

The best gift you can give your spouse is a healthy you—healthy spiritually, physically, mentally and emotionally. Consider exploring a new resource to invest in a better you.

Great Books... 

  • For Women Only: What You Need to Know About the Inner Lives of Men by Shaunti Feldhahn
  • For Men Only: A Straightforward Guide to the Inner Lives of Women by Shaunti Feldhahn

HELP OTHERS

Every marriage can use great resources - Be sure to forward this to another couple!!! And be sure to tell others about Married Life.

Married Life: When Routine Trumps Romance

With the Married Life Newsletter, each month you receive ideas and insights with go-and-do's you can actually go and do. So pick one, two, three of the things below and see how little things can turn into something big! You got this...because you are better at marriage than you think!

When Routine Trumps Romance

by Les and Leslie Parrott

We all long for a lifetime of honeymoons–starry-eyed romance, long days on the beach, sleeping in, pampering, relaxation. The reality is, once newlyweds return from their romance-filled paradise, they step back into their daily routines, this time as a husband and wife.

The first year of marriage is an adventure, regardless of what each person’s daily schedule looks like. Maybe both spouses are getting up and going to an office everyday, or maybe one is working from home and the other traveling for a living. Combining the busy schedules of two different people equals a situation that requires intentional care.

Eventually, routine tends to get in the way of the honeymoon period, and some of the romance (and sometimes, a large part of it) that seemed effortless before becomes almost nonexistent. So what can you do when that happens? (Read More)

MARRIAGE Mentoring

Marriage mentors help couples learn how to navigate the journey of love for a lifetime. A mentor is not a couple with a perfect marriage, but a couple who is further down the road, relatively happy in marriage, and trained to invest in another couple’s marriage. Mentoring supports couples by:

  • Preparing - Helping premarital couples get a healthy start.
  • Maximizing - Helping good marriages become better!
  • Repairing - Helping struggling marriages find healing and hope.

Couples meet together for six to ten sessions based on a schedule that works for everyone involved. Mentoring is a great resource and very affordable. 

For questions, contact Mark and Laura Wildey. Both individuals must be willing to engage in the mentoring process.

Sign Up for Mentoring

HE SAID/SHE SAID

Each month, we highlight a couple we think has something great to say. We give them one question to ask each other. 

This month’s couple is Brittany and Jimmy Robertson. These newlyweds were married this past spring. We Asked Brittany And Jimmy, What’s Something Great You’ve Learned About Your Spouse After You Got Married?  

Brittany: He sings in the bathroom. He makes the bed every day. He has a lot more patience than I ever gave him credit for!

Jimmy: She doesn’t like yard work, but cleans inside the house all the time. Everything really does have a place. She plans every last detail and notices every detail (especially about my outfits/appearance). She dresses up for any occasion! 

Talk About It -  What’s Something Great You’ve Learned About Your Spouse After You Got Married?

POST IT

Grab a sticky note, fill in the blank below, and put it in a place your spouse will find it (e.g., washing machine, steering wheel, bathroom mirror, etc.). Take a picture of the note and upload it to the social media outlet of your choice, and include #MarriedLifeSoutheast.

You deserve the ______________________ award!

TOP THOUGHTS

Each month we want to share a good post with simple things that can dramatically impact marriages. Check out this post on when things are hard financially...

Practice Your Promise: For Richer, For Poorer - by Tim Walker

THE SPICE

Each month, we will bring you one tip that will hopefully bring you closer in the bedroom...or keep you from drifting a part. Check out this post...

Making Time for Your US

2-MINUTE VACATION

During one meal this week, ask each other this question:

What’s the best trick anyone has ever played on you . . . or you played on someone else?

CHECK IT OUT

The best gift you can give your spouse is a healthy you—healthy spiritually, physically, mentally and emotionally. Consider exploring a new resource to invest in a better you.

Great Book - Extraordinary Relationships: A New Way of Thinking About Human Interactions by Roberta M. Gilbert

HELP OTHERS

Every marriage can use great resources - Be sure to forward this to another couple!!! And be sure to tell others about Married Life.